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Heroin worth £4 million found in a taxi near Stafford

Heroin worth £4 million found in a taxi near Stafford

Heroin worth £4 million found in a taxi near Stafford

Barry Smith, a taxi driver was caught by the police on the M6 near Stafford with approximately 40kg of heroin, equivalent to £4 million.

The taxi was a Skoda Octavia and the police authorities tracked him on the 4th September 2018 before making the arrest between junction 13-14 on the M6, where they discovered the heroin and £5600 in cash. The driver from Liverpool has now been jailed.

The police officers thoroughly searched the taxi during the stop and search, and discovered two large sports bags containing the heroin plus the cash next to the spare wheel.

Each heroin block weighed just over 500 grammes and was 15-20cm thick, with a total weight of 40.5kg.

The street value for each 0.1g of heroin is £10, therefore totalling £4 million, which has now been destroyed.

The driver pleaded guilty in Stafford crown court on 12th February 2019 and was given a sentence of four years and eight months.

The police reiterated the need for people within the community to be vigilant and to stop heroin suppliers before they do damage.

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